Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Angus's Underwing
Catocala angusi Grote, 1876

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Erebinae
Identification: Two forms. Both forms have anal dash beyond zigzag pm. line. Female of typical form also has a basal dash. Forewing pale gray in typical form (both sexes) with some brown filling in reniform spot. Form "lucetta" has broad black band from base to outer margin (just below apex), with distinct break in median area. Hindwing black in both forms; fringe dark gray, white only at apex. Typical form more common than form "lucetta."
Wing Span: 6-7.4 cm.
Life History:
Flight: July-October.
Caterpillar Hosts: Hickories and pecan.
Adult Food:
Range: Massachusetts to Georgia, west to Illinois, Kansas, Arkansas, and Mississippi.
Conservation: Rare in the north, uncommon southward.
Management Needs:
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